Welcome to Episode 29 of Sit & Sew Radio, a Quilt Addicts Anonymous podcast.I love all my guests. Having a half hour conversation with fabulous people in the quilting industry each week is one of the best parts of my week. But every once in a while I get to interview someone who has been a major part of my quilting journey. This week both of my guests hold that honor.We have the fabulous Angela Walters, one of the most well known names in the quilting industry who is an amazingly talented longarm quilter and Alex Veronelli, the chief business development officer and face of Aurifil. I have followed both for years, taking just about every Craftsy class Angela filmed and being constantly inspired by Alex's tweets.I spoke with Angela over the phone a couple weeks ago and caught up with Alex at QuiltCon last month. Since they both were integral parts of QuiltCon, and not everyone gets the chance to travel to the show, I am offering a special coupon code to use on Aurifil threads and modern quilt fabrics from Free Spirit Fabrics and Art Gallery Fabrics on shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com. I just got some of Tula Pink's new Tabby Road collection and you can even use it on there. Just use the code SITANDSEW10 at checkout to get your discount.Angela Walters, Longarm Quilter, author, teacherAngela Walters, Midnight Quilt Show, Craftsy, QuiltConAngela Walters is an author, Craftsy instructor and host of The Midnight Quilt Show, a new YouTube series produced by Craftsy, Angela always seems to have a new project going on.In our interview we talk about how Angela went from buying a longarm as a new quilter to one of the mot recognizable faces in the quilting industry. We also get into what it is like to own her own quilt shop, how she manages to get so much done and what really is in those wine glasses during the filming of The Midnight Quilt Show.Learn more about Angela, find links to the her Craftsy classes and The Midnight Quilt Show on her website www.quiltingismytherapy.com.Alex Veronelli, Chief Business Development Officer Aurifil ThreadAurifil, Alex VeronelliIf you know Aurifil Thread, chances are you also know Alex Veronelli. He is constantly sharing inspiring projects created with Aurifil Thread on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, challenging everyone who follows him to also create something beautiful.Alex took some time out at QuiltCon to chat with me. We covered the process of making Aurifil Thread, his need for Italian espresso, jet lag and what it is like to be thought of as a sexy man in the quilting industry.I totally have to hand in my Italian card on this interview. I am half Italian, my family has at least half-a-dozen pasta sauce recipes depending on what noodles are being served. But my Italian is limited to hello, goodbye, grandpa and a few colorful words I won't write here. So I my pronunciation of Alex's name and Aurifil pales in comparison to how beautiful it sounds coming from a native Italian speaker. You jut have to listen to Alex say it.Learn more about Aurifil Thread at aurifil.com.
12-12-16 Christa Watson, Linda Rainwater, Angela Walters & Mary Abreu join Pat Sloan on American Patchwork and Quilting Radio
American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast
It’s fun to have Christa Watson back from ChristaQuilts to talk about her 2nd book on machine quilting. (we talked about her first book on Sept 14) plus she has some great tips for us to day and we get to hear about the projects she will do with American Patchwork & Quilting in 2017!https://christaquilts.com/====================I love my Baby lock machine and I want you to learn more about what Baby lock has going on, and the best person to talk to is my friend Linda Rainwater, the National Training Manager. Linda overseas the education and know absolutely everything about the machine.http://babylock.com/ ==============Catching up with Author, fabric designer and master quilter Angela Walters today. She has been busy in the last year or so doing several books, opening a store front and maybe a few other things! I wanted to find out about writing a not one, but TWO collaboration books with different people. .quiltingismytherapy.com===================Each month this year Mary Abreu of Confessions of a craft addict joined me so we can talk about in depth on topics we quilters want to know about! First some quick to make gift ideas, as we quilters always have that one last thing’ we want to make. And we’ll chat about creating sewing & quilting goals for 2017.https://www.instagram.com/thatcraftaddict/================visit American Patchwork & Quilting at http://allpeoplequilt.comFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/apqmagazineVisit host Pat Sloan at http://www.patsloan.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In episode four of Hello Atelier, we sit down with designer, author, and free-motion quilter Angela Walters. Angela shares how she went from fast food manager to nationally-recognized quilter and designer. Listen in and find out why Angela says that she is the perfect example of how even a blind squirrel can find a nut.
An Interview with Angela Walters Rockwell, Executive Director of the Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP), Santa Barbara, California Angela shares fascinating information about ASAP’s innovative programs, particularly their recognized “Tiny Lion Tamers” initiative that socializes feral kittens within the shelter environment. So far, this program has 125 “graduates" and has made a significant difference in ASAP’s ability to deal with a large feral kitten population. There’s even a “foster dad” cat who’s available to provide a little “whupass” to kittens that need better manners! ASAP has a unique management structure, where paid staff work alongside volunteers as program managers. Angela believes that “everyone at the table should feel valued, especially volunteers." For more information please visit www.asapcats.org.
As part of my continuing series of the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club, today's guest is Angela Walters of Quilting is my Therapy. Living in Missouri, Angela is a longarm quilter, fabric designer, author, teacher, wife and mother. For this month, she is teaching about Quilting with Words for her design challenge. During our podcast, we talk about her teaching style, why she decided to open up a store and the importance of finishing as opposed to perfection. I hope you enjoy the episode. Podcast music by Mekanism Sound.Special thanks to Lucky Spool Media for sponsoring this episode.For more information about this episode (including show notes), please check out my website craftyplanner.com.